If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around. The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $86 million, with a $58 million cash option.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono said she would become a sponsor of bipartisan legislation released by a Senate committee Monday that would provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war.
TRENTON – Legislation to remove demeaning language about people with disabilities from state statute was signed into law Monday.
RAHWAY – Rahway’s fire department has shrunk from 55 to 50 members this year, with another firefighter to retire this month. Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association #33 President Charles Leone expressed concerns about safety in light of the reductions.
STATE – New Jersey will receive $1 million to help crack down on health insurance premium increases, U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday.
TRENTON — The owner of a Totowa nursing home pleaded guilty Monday to Medicaid fraud after a state investigation revealed that he billed the Medicaid program for $302,877 in improper and unsubstantiated costs, including more than $100,000 in personal expenses, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
TRENTON – Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced plans to call a hearing of the Assembly transportation panel to look into an increase in the number of NJ Transit rail delays.
UNION COUNTY – The Rahway Valley Sewer Commission voted last week to limit the hours of an independent auditor hired to investigated a failed cogeneration plant project.